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Featured Shop: Hushed Commotion

Jun 2, 2014

by Thea Bloch-Neal

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Thea Bloch-Neal, and I make bridal accessories in Brooklyn, New York. My line is called Hushed Commotion.

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I studied fashion design at Pratt, and when I graduated I immediately started working in the women’s wear industry. I’ve always had a special interest in evening wear and bridal, so I was thrilled when the company I was working for embarked on their own bridal line back in 2009. I spent four years there learning about brides, blogs, and the wedding industry – in addition to how to be a designer who marches to the beat of her own drummer.

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Then in 2012, I started working on Hushed Commotion as a side project. My goal was to create elegant, detailed pieces that have a vintage vibe, but are still in line with the modern bride’s aesthetic. I sold my pieces at the flagship store of the company I was working for, and by 2013, I knew it was time to dive in full time. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s also tremendously rewarding.

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I value the handmade process immensely, so every piece in my line is made by hand here in New York. I work from my home studio or the studio space I share with the amazingly talented Rebecca Schoneveld (read: gorgeous wedding dresses). Sharing a space with Rebecca has been a wonderful next chapter, and I’ve really enjoyed and grown from bouncing ideas off her and exploring vintage inspiration together.

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Throughout this journey, Etsy has been a big source of support for me and my brand. I’ve learned so much about my customers, who I am as a seller, and what I want to offer to the world by sharing my work with this community. The buyers here are loyal, excited, and genuine – the best kind of people to work with. Over the next few years, I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my brand and aesthetic. I also plan to expand my team so I can work with more brides. Keep up with my adventures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Maker photograph by Brklyn View Photography; all other photos by Adit Shukla.

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Gwen: hand beaded gold bridal belt / art deco style in gold
Gwen: hand beaded gold bridal belt / art deco style in gold
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$295.00 USD
Francis: romantic boho style gold floral wedding belt / flower and pearl sash on velvet (more colors)
Francis: romantic boho style gold floral wedding belt / flower and pearl sash on velvet (more colors)
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$215.00 USD
Delphine: Pearl Drop Necklace
Delphine: Pearl Drop Necklace
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$175.00 USD
Twyla: modern floral drop earring / with pearls accents
Twyla: modern floral drop earring / with pearls accents
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$145.00 USD
Sutton: Double hair vine / gold and pearl / wedding headpiece
Sutton: Double hair vine / gold and pearl / wedding headpiece
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$325.00 USD
Georgette: hand beaded/ cluster beaded bridal wedding sash / crystal, opal, and moonstone
Georgette: hand beaded/ cluster beaded bridal wedding sash / crystal, opal, and moonstone
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$295.00 USD
Rita: Opal celestial bridal earring / boho chic
Rita: Opal celestial bridal earring / boho chic
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$65.00 USD
Lexington:White and crystal beading on thin style bridal belt / art deco
Lexington:White and crystal beading on thin style bridal belt / art deco
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$235.00 USD
Davey: Moonstone and white velvet bridal sash / Art deco (more colors)
Davey: Moonstone and white velvet bridal sash / Art deco (more colors)
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$205.00 USD
Verona: Crystal Sash (more sash colors) / white crystal
Verona: Crystal Sash (more sash colors) / white crystal
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$235.00 USD
Callahan:  hand made / resin floral wedding sash / white and gold detail with opal
Callahan: hand made / resin floral wedding sash / white and gold detail with opal
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$305.00 USD
Ellery Sash: beaded wedding sash / opal and crystal beading / modern romantic
Ellery Sash: beaded wedding sash / opal and crystal beading / modern romantic
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$345.00 USD
Ashby: modern classic hand beaded bridal belt / pearl wedding sash on leather (more colors)
Ashby: modern classic hand beaded bridal belt / pearl wedding sash on leather (more colors)
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$210.00 USD
Maisie: modern classic hand beaded bridal belt / pearl wedding sash on leather (more colors)
Maisie: modern classic hand beaded bridal belt / pearl wedding sash on leather (more colors)
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$210.00 USD
Sedona: natural inspired / floral brass and pearl comb
Sedona: natural inspired / floral brass and pearl comb
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$235.00 USD
Tami: Floral Resin Hoops / Modern Romantic
Tami: Floral Resin Hoops / Modern Romantic
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$165.00 USD
Rigsby: celestial inspired / bridal halo
Rigsby: celestial inspired / bridal halo
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$175.00 USD
Ginni: Resin Leaf Comb / modern vintage bridal
Ginni: Resin Leaf Comb / modern vintage bridal
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$215.00 USD
Nallah: Hammered Metal Necklace / bohemian inspired
Nallah: Hammered Metal Necklace / bohemian inspired
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$110.00 USD
Vanya: Moon & Stars earrings / celestial inspired
Vanya: Moon & Stars earrings / celestial inspired
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$110.00 USD
Jocelyn: floral and pearl comb / modern vintage
Jocelyn: floral and pearl comb / modern vintage
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$195.00 USD
Tierney: beaded combs due / modern bride
Tierney: beaded combs due / modern bride
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$215.00 USD
Laurel: floral hair pins / resin / gold detailing / pearl accents
Laurel: floral hair pins / resin / gold detailing / pearl accents
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$125.00 USD
Nanci Grande: art deco / crystal / statement / drop earrings
Nanci Grande: art deco / crystal / statement / drop earrings
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$145.00 USD
Willow: Hair Vine / with opals and crystals / modern minimal sparkle
Willow: Hair Vine / with opals and crystals / modern minimal sparkle
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$225.00 USD
Nanci: art deco / crystal / stud earrings
Nanci: art deco / crystal / stud earrings
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$90.00 USD
Murphy: opal and crystal cluster / statement earrings
Murphy: opal and crystal cluster / statement earrings
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$120.00 USD
Audra: Tiara with florals and pearls / modern bridal
Audra: Tiara with florals and pearls / modern bridal
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$305.00 USD
Jodi: Three Tier Drop / Pearl Necklace
Jodi: Three Tier Drop / Pearl Necklace
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$135.00 USD
Raine: modern romantic / floral stud earring with pearl detail
Raine: modern romantic / floral stud earring with pearl detail
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$85.00 USD
Odette: floral statement earrings / pearl accents / modern vintage
Odette: floral statement earrings / pearl accents / modern vintage
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$125.00 USD
Mika: resin leaf comb / with white beading / modern romantic
Mika: resin leaf comb / with white beading / modern romantic
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$198.00 USD
Bardot Comb: resin florals with pearl detailing
Bardot Comb: resin florals with pearl detailing
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$145.00 USD
Caldwell: art deco cuff / crystal beading / pearl accent / modern vintage
Caldwell: art deco cuff / crystal beading / pearl accent / modern vintage
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$115.00 USD
Delfina: statement beaded hair comb / romantic / white crystals
Delfina: statement beaded hair comb / romantic / white crystals
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$345.00 USD
Daryn: modern bridal / pearl drop earring
Daryn: modern bridal / pearl drop earring
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$135.00 USD
Ogden Comb: Minimal Romantic / opal beading / leaf details
Ogden Comb: Minimal Romantic / opal beading / leaf details
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$175.00 USD
Esme Cuff: romantic /  gold floral cuff with pearls
Esme Cuff: romantic / gold floral cuff with pearls
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$115.00 USD
Gail Double Comb: art deco beading / modern vintage
Gail Double Comb: art deco beading / modern vintage
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$215.00 USD
Dita Earrings: modern hammered gold detail // pearl accents
Dita Earrings: modern hammered gold detail // pearl accents
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$105.00 USD
Moon Phase Hair Pins: mother of pearl acrylic
Moon Phase Hair Pins: mother of pearl acrylic
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$165.00 USD
Lina: asymmetric pearl drop earrings / modern vintage romantic style
Lina: asymmetric pearl drop earrings / modern vintage romantic style
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$145.00 USD
Mercer: Celestial inspired earrings / star motif in mother of pearl acrylic
Mercer: Celestial inspired earrings / star motif in mother of pearl acrylic
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$75.00 USD
Sascha Cuff: resin leaf motif / modern bridal / with white beading
Sascha Cuff: resin leaf motif / modern bridal / with white beading
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$215.00 USD
Malin Stud: Romantic floral earrings with frosted resin, gold and pearls
Malin Stud: Romantic floral earrings with frosted resin, gold and pearls
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$125.00 USD
Dani Hoop: Bohemian leaf motif in resin / white beading / bohemian romantic style
Dani Hoop: Bohemian leaf motif in resin / white beading / bohemian romantic style
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$120.00 USD
Petra Tiara: gold modern romantic floral hair piece
Petra Tiara: gold modern romantic floral hair piece
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$380.00 USD
Leigh Comb: modern romantic / frosted floral resin, gold and pearls
Leigh Comb: modern romantic / frosted floral resin, gold and pearls
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$225.00 USD
Asymmetric crystals earrings "Falcon"
Asymmetric crystals earrings "Falcon"
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$95.00 USD
Elle : Metallic Speckled Veil / Vintage Glam
Elle : Metallic Speckled Veil / Vintage Glam
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$245.00 USD
Something Blue delicate crystal earrings "Lexi"
Something Blue delicate crystal earrings "Lexi"
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$78.00 USD
LEXI: delicate white and gold drop earring / wedding day romantic earring
LEXI: delicate white and gold drop earring / wedding day romantic earring
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$78.00 USD
Reese Pony Tail Holder with pearls and crystals
Reese Pony Tail Holder with pearls and crystals
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$90.00 USD
Sassy Ivory & Crystal Comb
Sassy Ivory & Crystal Comb
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$265.00 USD
Elegant and Sweet, Shimmery Wood & Brushstroke Earring
Elegant and Sweet, Shimmery Wood & Brushstroke Earring
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$98.00 USD
Belmont Barrette - modern style art deco comb
Belmont Barrette - modern style art deco comb
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$120.00 USD
SARAH: Pearl cluster stud earring / classic wedding
SARAH: Pearl cluster stud earring / classic wedding
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$85.00 USD
Nigella: Ivory, gold & crystal bridal sash / Art Deco
Nigella: Ivory, gold & crystal bridal sash / Art Deco
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$305.00 USD
Chelsea:  Ivory stone with crystals and colorful beading/ more colors available
Chelsea: Ivory stone with crystals and colorful beading/ more colors available
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$55.00 USD
Erin earring with Ear Cuff ( More Colors )
Erin earring with Ear Cuff ( More Colors )
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$85.00 USD

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